Burlington Capitol Theater announces September movie lineup

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 8, 2014 – Movies scheduled at Burlington’s Capitol Theater this month are:

“Who Is Dayani Cristal?” – Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 13: This documentary attempts to uncover the identity and final days of a man who died during his attempt to cross into America from Mexico. The film explores the often-harsh realities of America's immigration laws.

“All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman” – Wednesday, Sept. 10: This concert film captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance honoring an acclaimed and beloved rock 'n' roll musician. A founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and a successful solo artist, Allman’s voice has resonated through four decades. Shot at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre, the concert features performances by Sam Moore, Dr. John, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Jackson Browne, Zak Brown and The Allman Brothers Band.

“Faith Connections” – Sunday, Sept. 14, Sunday, Sept. 21, and Tuesday, Sept. 30: Filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, one of the world's most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma: to embrace the world or to renounce it. This documentary explores such diverse and deeply moving stories including those of a young runaway, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi raising an abandoned baby and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis – all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.

“Turn It Up!” – Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 17: Kevin Bacon hosts this celebration of the electric guitar. This film features interviews and performances by B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, John 5, Paul Stanley, Skunk Baxter, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson and many more.

“Royal Southern Brotherhood: Songs From the Road – Live in Germany” – Thursday, Sept. 18, and Friday, Sept. 19: Winner of the Blues Music Awards DVD of the Year, this is the ultimate concert experience from Royal Southern Brotherhood.

“Music From the Big House” – Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24: Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues: Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, also known as Angola Prison. She never imagined her love for the blues would lead her to a collaborative jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences. Music has given these inmates something to live for behind the bars of what was once the bloodiest prison in America. Steeped with hope, these remarkable voices guide viewers on a journey of men on a quest for forgiveness.

“B.B. King: The Life of Riley” – Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept. 26: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary features the renowned bluesman and guitarists talking about his difficult childhood and explaining how his early struggles helped shape his musical output.

All movies begin at 7 p.m. and are $7. For more information, call the Capitol Theater at 319-237-1099.